There are few things in life cuter than photographer Seth Casteel’s Underwater Dogs series—I mean his Underwater Puppies for sure. But other than that, it’s a short list. And just when we thought the list was done, Casteel has done it again. His latest book takes the cake. Underwater Babies might … [Read more...]
Break On Through To the Other Side
A while back, my husband was combing an old external hard drive for a photo he needed and together we ended up falling down the rabbit hole of old pictures and video archives. There was so much footage of our older girls as tiny babies, cooing and gurgling and being all floppy and … [Read more...]
APP of the Week: The Facts of Life
Mom? Where do babies come from? I was caught off guard one day when my then 4 year old asked me that question. Actually, he asked daddy first and then I guess he wanted to see if our answers were the same. Hubby said, "from a door out of mommy's belly." And left it at that. Which is partially … [Read more...]
Breastfeeding Without Judgement
I spent a little over three weeks in Portugal last summer and quite a bit of time visiting its beautiful beaches. I couldn’t help but notice how many women were breastfeeding babies of all ages. I have to admit that I’ve never witnessed so much extended breastfeeding as I did … [Read more...]
Where do Babies come (OUT) of?
I recently had a conversation with my 7 year old son about pregnancy. It went a little something like this: 7yo: "Mommy how did you feel when you were pregnant?" Me: "Pretty good. Mostly. I really loved being pregnant." 7yo: "Did it hurt?" Me: "No, being pregnant didn't hurt. Except for … [Read more...]
Things that motherhood is.
I just pulled a piece of linty grilled cheese out from under the sofa. There is banana stuck to everything. At least Spouse found the queen and Raided those ants dead. We didn't used to live like this. Motherhood has been, for me, an exercise in waiving expectations, of shrugging off the … [Read more...]
(Don’t) Say My Name
I was pregnant three times. That equaled over 27 months to stew about our future babies' names. And stew I did. My husband and I did not exactly see eye to eye about names. Here's how it would go: I would spend hours combing baby name books and blogs and come up with a list of potential names. … [Read more...]
Party babies in the crib tonight……
The twins Thatcher and Tanner haven't even turned 2 yet, however, they have taken control over this house! The other night I took Marie to training. She finished late that night so we didn't get home until almost 10pm. I expected the twins to be in bed sleeping like the little … [Read more...]
Fresh Board Book Series!
I don't see a ton of new board books that aren't already stories from picture books, licensed characters, or new retreads of familiar Bright Baby-style early vocab books (which are great, but not new), so I love it when a new set comes along. Board books for everyone! Nascar Series: ABC (ISBN: 978 1 … [Read more...]
I came back from a baby shower this afternoon, which is always a lovely affair, and becoming more rare an occurrence these days, given the general age of my friends and I. But it's a wonderful thing - welcoming a new baby, that is. In this case: twins. And as I return home, musing about the stage … [Read more...]